In The Shadow of the Moon

January 26, 2024 - April 13, 2024

An Exhibition To Celebrate The April 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

The Windgate Museum of Art at Hendrix College invites you to experience “In the Shadow of the Moon,” a dynamic, multi-media exhibition centered around humankind’s history and interest in the moon and space, to celebrate the upcoming total solar eclipse. Hendrix College and the central Arkansas region are in the path of totality for the April 8 eclipse, an event that will leave millions in North America awestruck. 

Among the most spectacular visible natural phenomena — lightning storms, shooting stars, the aurora borealis — a solar eclipse seems to earn the greatest reverence, and with good reason. 

“The star of ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’ is the April 8, 2024, eclipse itself,” says curator Christian Cutler, director of the WMA. “This exhibition is both a celebration and a jumping off point. I hope visitors to ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’ learn and reflect on humankind’s relationship to the Moon and the Sun.”

The exhibition features interpretations of eclipses through history, an immersive video experience entitled “Totality,” a collection of solar eclipse expedition artifacts on loan from the James Lick Observatory in Mount Hamilton, California, science fiction illustrations, and contemporary art from across the U.S.